In? ?that? ?things? ?might? ?have? ?been? ?bad? ?for women?


?conclusion,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are? ?still? ?relevant? ?in?
?the? ?twenty first century? ?because? ?of division? ?of? ?responsibilities,?
?sex? ?stereotyping,? ?and? ?rape? ?culture.? ?Gender inequality? ?will stay?
?applicable? ?until? ?the? ?point? ?when? ?men? ?perceive? ?that? ?sex?
?disparity? ?is? ?an? ?issue? ?and? ?stand? ?up? ?as opposed? ?to? ?staying? ?blind?
?and? ?believing? ?that? ?it? ?does? ?not? ?exist.? ?Both? ?genders? ?need?
?to? ?speak? ?out? ?and? ?tell? ?society? ?to? ?stop? ?the? ?gender?
?inequality.? ?We should? ?also? ?end? ?gender? ?inequality? ?by? ?training?
?our? ?children? ?with? ?different? ?mentalities? ?that? ?will better? ?their?
?lives not ones that will subject them to the same circle of inequalities our
parents and grandparents went through or are still going through.

?people? ?might? ?argue? ?that? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are? ?not?
?relevant? ?because women? ?have? ?some? ?power? ?and? ?equal? ?rights? ?as?
?men.? ?According? ?to? ?Adichie? ?some? ?people? ?will? ?state that? ?women?
?have? ?some? ?power? ?because? ?they? ?utilize? ?their? ?sexuality? ?to? ?get?
?things? ?from? ?men (Adichie? ?44).? ?Saying? ?that? ?women? ?have? ?some?
?power? ?is? ?not? ?always? ?true.? ?For? ?example,? ?a? ?girl? ?cannot really?
?say? ?no? ?to? ?sex? ?because?? ?rape? ?will? ?occur.? ?Even? ?though? ?the?
?woman? ?will? ?specify? ?that she? ?is? ?not? ?interested? ?in? ?sexual?
?intercourse? ?but? ?then? ?it? ?ends? ?up? ?happening? ?by? ?force.? ?? ?Or?
?if? ?a? ?woman becomes? ?a? ?prostitute,? ?she? ?does not really? ?have? ?a?
?say? ?because? ?men? ?have? ?the? ?money? ?to? ?control? ?her. Society?
?needs? ?to? ?wake? ?up? ?and? ?realize? ?that? ?it’s? ?not? ?a? ?simple?”no”?
?that? ?stops? ?a? ?man? ?from? ?getting? ?what he? ?wants.?? Most? ?men? ?do?
?not? ?go? ?through? ?gender? ?inequality;? ?they? ?do? ?not? ?realize that?
?it? ?still exists.? ?According? ?to? ?Adichie,? ?most? ?men? ?said? ?that?
?the? ?act? ?of? ?feminism? ?is? ?interesting? ?to? ?them because? ?they? ?do?
?not? ?see? ?gender? ?as? ?a? ?problem.? ?They? ?believe? ?that? ?things?
?might? ?have? ?been? ?bad? ?for women? ?in? ?the? ?past? ?but? ?not? ?anymore?
?(Adichie? ?42).? ?Men? ?do? ?not? ?experience? ?gender? ?inequality because?
?they? ?are? ?in? ?the? ?higher? ?power? ?and? ?do? ?not? ?suffer? ?from? ?the?
?hands? ?of? ?the? ?oppressor.? ?The? ?only way? ?this? ?problem? ?will? ?be?
?resolved? ?is? ?for? ?men? ?to? ?recognize? ?that? ?gender? ?inequality? ?is?
?a? ?problem? ?and speak? ?out? ?instead? ?of? ?keeping? ?silent.

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?            Lastly,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are?
?relevant? ?because? ?of? ?the? ?excuses? ?society? ?create? ?for? ?sexual
violence? ?against? ?women? ?and? ?the? ?discriminative? ?clothing? ?women?
?are? ?subjected? ?to? ?wearing? ?during volleyball.? ?Rape?? ??is? ?one? ?of?
?the? ?cruelest? ?way? ?a? ?man? ?can? ?show? ?a? ?woman? ?his? ?authority?
?because? ?it? ?is not? ?an? ?exchange? ?of? ?affection? ?or? ?emotion.?
?Adichie? ?states? ?that? ?society? ?has? ?made? ?people? ?believe that,?
?assault? ?is? ?not? ?right? ?yet,?what? ?is? ?a? ?young? ?girl? ?doing?
?alone? ?with? ?a? ?young? ?man? ?(Adichie? ?33). How? ?would? ?the? ?young?
?lady? ?know? ?any? ?assault? ?was? ?going? ?to? ?take? ?place?? ?This? ?is?
?a? ?major? ?problem? ?in society? ?that? ?needs? ?to? ?be? ?changed? ?by?
?not? ?calling? ?girl’s? ?inappropriate? ?names? ?because? ?of? ?a? ?certain
way? ?they? ?dress? ?and? ?it? ?shows? ?that? ?rape? ?culture? ?truly? ?blames?
?the? ?victim? ?and? ?not? ?the? ?perpetrator.?? ??The sports? ?industry?
?contradicts? ?society’s? ?views? ?on? ?what? ?women? ?should? ?wear? ?in?
?order? ?to? ?avoid? ?rape, when? ?Olympics? ?female? ?volleyball? ?players?
?are? ?required? ?to? ?wear what seems like underwear.? ?For? ?example,?
?”female? ?volleyball players? ?were? ?obliged? ?to? ?wear? ?bikinis? ?with?
?the? ?lower? ?part? ?no? ?more? ?than? ?7? ?cm? ?from? ?top? ?to? ?bottom? ?at
the? ?hip”? ?(BBC? ?News9? ?2).? ? The? ?sport? ?industry? ?has? ?place?
?audience? ?focus? ?on? ?the? ?physical appearance? ?of? ?the? ?female’s?
?athletes? ?rather? ?than? ?their? ?performance.? ?This? ?is? ?a? ?problem?
?because sexual? ?exploitation? ?of? ?female? ?athletes’? ?bodies? ?judges?
?their? ?values? ?like? ?her? ?body? ?size? ?and attractiveness? ?instead? ?of?
?the? ?qualities? ?they? ?uphold? ?as? ?an? ?athlete.? ?The females sport
industry have ?needs? ?to? ?rectify? ?this inequality? ?by? ?allowing? ?women??
?to? ?freely? ?wear? ?whatever? ?they? ?please? ?as? ?long? ?as? ?it? ?makes?
?them? ?feel comfortable.? ?This? ?all? ?adds? ?to? ?women? ?insecurities?
?because? ?when? ?they? ?go? ?out? ?they? ?have? ?to? ?be mindful? ?of? ?what?
?they? ?wear? ?before? ?they? ?attract? ?the? ?wrong? ?person.? ?Also,? ?society?
?needs? ?to? ?stop objectifying? ?women’s? ?bodies? ?as? ?well? ?as?
?victimizing? ?them? ?in? ?terms? ?of? ?rape? ?culture.

??            Secondly,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are?
?relevant? ?because? ?of? ?the? ?pressure? ?society? ?places? ?on women?
?about? ?beauty? ?standards? ?and? ?marriage? ?expectations.? ?Feminine?
?beauty? ?is? ?characterized through? ?fairy? ?tales? ?from? ?an? ?early?
?age.? ?Women? ?feel? ?pressured? ?to? ?follow? ?the? ?beauty? ?standards
society? ?have? ?set? ?for? ?them? ?in? ?order? ?to? ?attract? ?men.? ?For?
?example,? ?girls? ?are? ?taught? ?from? ?early? ?youth that? ?their? ?worth?
?will? ?be? ?proportional? ?with? ?their? ?allure.? ?They? ?feel? ?urged? ?to?
?seek? ?unique? ?notions? ?of beauty? ?not? ?understanding? ?that? ?such?
?urges? ?is? ?useless? ?(Mustafa? ?2).? ?Women? ?should? ?not? ?focus? ?so
much? ?on? ?their? ?appearance? ?for? ?a? ?man.? ?They? ?soon? ?forget? ?what?
?beauty? ?is? ?about? ?when? ?they? ?feel? ?they have? ?to? ?hold? ?a?
?certain? ?standard? ?in? ?order? ?to? ?attract? ?a? ?man.? ?It? ?is? ?not?
?these? ?girls’? ?fault? ?because? ?that’s how? ?they? ?were? ?raised.? ?It?
?is? ?the? ?person’s? ?inner? ?beauty? ?and? ?? ?personality? ?that? ?matter,?
?? ?not? ?their? ?looks. Society? ?needs? ?to? ?reframe? ?its? ?standards?
?and? ?stop? ?making? ?women? ?feel? ?inferior.? ?Society? ?have? ?made both?
?gender? ?to? ?believe? ?that? ?there? ?are? ?different? ?expectations? ?for?
?them.? ??Adichie? ?states? ?that? ?society thinks? ?that? ?women? ?are?
?supposed? ?to? ?get? ?married? ?at? ?a? ?certain? ?age? ?and? ?if? ?they?
?passed? ?that? ?age? ?it means? ?that? ?they? ?have? ?failed.? ?Men? ?are?
?not? ?held? ?to? ?that? ?standard.? ?For? ?men,? ?society? ?asserts? ?that?
?not marrying? ?simply? ?means? ?that? ?they? ?have? ?not? ?find? ?the? ?right?
?partner (Adichie? ?30).? ??It? ?is? ?wrong? ?for society? ?to? ?think? ?that?
?when? ?a? ?woman? ?doesn’t? ?marry? ?at? ?a? ?certain? ?age? ?they? ?failed?
?but? ?when? ?a? ?man doesn’t? ?its? ?ok? ?and? ?they? ?are? ?still? ?looking?
?for? ?the? ?right? ?one.? ?It? ?all? ?has? ?to? ?do? ?with? ?how? ?boys? ?and?
?girls were? ?raised.? ?For? ?example,? ?? ?if? ?a? ?man? ?lives? ?with? ?his?
?mother? ?until? ?he? ?is,? ?say,? ?25,? ?society? ?deems? ?it? ?as
acceptable,? ?but? ?criticize? ?women? ?for? ?living? ?with? ?their?
?families.? ?Society? ?needs? ?to? ?get? ?rid? ?of? ?these mentalities?
?because? ?such? ?double? ?standards? ?are? ?illogical? ?and? ?unfair.  

?            Feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are? ?still?
?relevant? ?because? ?of? ?the? ?expectations? ?and? ?gender based division?
?of responsibilities,? ?society? ?places? ?on? ?women? ?that? ?reinforce?
?gender inequality.? ?According? ?to? ?Adichie,? ??a husband? ?and? ?wife?
?had? ?the? ?same? ?job? ?but? ?whenever? ?they? ?are? ?home,? ?the? ?wife?
?does? ?all? ?the housework.? ?The? ?wife? ?usually? ?thanked? ?her? ?husband?
?whenever? ?he? ?changed? ?their? ?baby? ?(Adichie? ?37). By? ?showing?
?gender? ?roles,? ?Adichie? ?emphasizes? ?that? ?feminism? ?is? ?a? ?big?
?issue? ?in? ?society.? ??Society? ?has put? ?a? ?label? ?on? ?women? ?that?
?they? ?are? ?fit? ?to? ?do? ?housework.? ?This? ?is? ?unfair? ?because? ?if?
?a? ?woman and? ?a? ?man? ?have? ?the? ?same? ?job,? ?work? ?the? ?same?
?number? ?of? ?hours? ?a? ?week,? ?whether? ?full-time? ?or part-time,?
?getting? ?the? ?housework? ?done? ?should? ?be? ?shared? ?equally? ?among?
?both? ?sexes.? ?Society? ?needs to? ?realize? ?just? ?because? ?some? ?women?
?are? ?housewives,? ?the? ?role? ?should? ?not? ?be? ?expected? ?from? ?all women?
?and? ?it? ?should? ?? ?not? ?be? ?generalized? ?for? ?all? ?women?
?especially? ?when? ?they? ?work? ?just? ?as? ?much as? ?men? ?in? ?formal?
?jobs.? ??Adichie? ?states? ?that? ?? ?we? ?teach? ?girls? ?how? ?to? ?take?
?care? ?of? ?men’s? ?ego? ?by? ?telling girls? ?not? ?to? ?be? ?? ?ambitious?
?and? ?that? ?their? ?success? ?will? ?intimidate? ?men.? ?(Adichie? ?27).?
?This? ?is? ?a problem? ?because? ?we? ?have? ?made? ?our? ?young? ?girls? ?to?
?lower? ?their? ?standards? ?for? ?men,? ?so? ?they? ?can feel? ?superior?
?while? ?it? ?will? ?make? ?young? ?girls? ?feel? ?inferior.? ?We? ?should?
?raise? ?young? ?girls to? ?be? ?? ?confident? ?and? ?ambitious.? ?They?
?should? ?achieve? ?their? ?goals? ?and? ?not? ?care? ?about? ?hurting? ?men’s
pride.? ?Society? ?needs? ?to? ?understand? ?that? ?women? ?can? ?be? ?just?
?as,? ?or? ?even? ?more? ?successful? ?than men? ?and? ?that? ?should not be?
?an? ?issue? ?because? ?everyone? ?should? ?be? ?judged? ?based? ?on? ?merits,?
?not gender.

“When men are oppressed,
it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, its tradition” (Letty Cottin Pogrebin).
In? ?society,? ?feminism? ?is? ?a? ?difficult? ?problem? ?to? ?discuss?
?because? ?women? ?are? ?the? ?ones? ?being oppressed? ?and? ?the? ?group?
?with? ?the? ?higher? ?power? ?chooses? ?not? ?to see? ?what? ?the? ?problem?
?is.?? ?Chimamanda Ngozi? ?Adichie’s?? ? ? ??”We? ?Should? ?All? ?be?
?Feminist”,? ?? ?Naheed? ?Mustafa’s? ?”My? ?Body? ?Is? ?My? ?Own Business”?
?and? ?”Body? ?and? ?Volleyball”? ?by? ?BBC? ?News? ?? ?give? ?their? ?readers?
?an? ?insight? ?on? ?the challenges? ?women? ?face? ?that? ?makes? ?the? ?idea?
?of? ?feminism? ?relevant.? ?As? ?a? ?society,? ?we? ?should? ?stop ignoring?
?gender? ?inequality? ?by? ?rectifying? ?it.? ?Despite? ?women? ?having? ?some?
?power? ?and? ?equal? ?rights? ?as men,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories?
?are? ?still? ?relevant? ?in? ?the? ?twenty first century? ?because? ?of? ?
gender based division? ?of responsibilities,? ?sex? ?stereotyping,? ?and?
?rape? ?culture.